August 15 History

August is the eighth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, August was the sixth month of the year. August was previously called Augustus Caesar in Latin as it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month when January and February were added to the calendar.

August was originally Augustus mensis, the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 45 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. August 15 has its own special significance in India and world history.

In modern times, August has 31 days. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on August 15. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 15 August:

  • 1461: The kingdom of Trezond, the longest surviving Byzantinesuitore state, was conquered by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II after the Amaot-long siege.
  • 1511: Afonso de Albuquerque captured the city of Malacca, controlling the Strait of Malacca through which all sea routes between China and India were concentrated.
  • 1519: Panama city built.
  • 1534: At Montmartre near Paris, Ignatius and six from Loyola made other vows that led to the founding of the Society of Jesus.
  • 1722: William Buttin, 17, hanged for arson and murder in the Colony of Pennsylvania.
  • 1760: Battle of Levignaz: Prussia defeated Austria and Russia.
  • 1769: Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769 in Ajaccio. He was a French military officer and political leader.
  • 1812: The War-Potawatomi Warriors of 1812 destroyed Fort Dearborn of the United States Army in Chicago, Illinois, and captured the survivors.
  • 1834: South Australia Act gave permission for a colony to be built there.
  • 1848: Dental Chair patented by M. Waldo Henchett.
  • 1854: East India Railway ran the first passenger train from Calcutta to Hooghly in a distance of 37 km. But it was officially inaugurated in 1885.
  • 1872: Birth of Aurobindo, who contributed in spirituality, yoga education and was involved in providing independence to India from the British Raj.
  • 1907: Jamaican American Rafael Morgan was ordained as Orthodox priest for the first time in America.
  • 1914: Panama Canal was formally opened for commercial traffic.
  • 1915: New York World revealed that Germany had purchased an overdose of opium from Thomas Edison that could be used to make explosives for Anwar’s efforts and diverted it to Bayer for aspirin production.
  • 1932: Eusebioala became the President of Paraguay for the second time.
  • 1942: World War II- The tanker SS Ohio arrived in Malta as part of an encampment to deliver much needed supplies during the siege of Malta.
  • 1945: Gokuon-Hoso was broadcast in Japan announcing the occasional surrender of the Japanese Army and Naval Forces.
  • 1947: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of independent India.
  • 1947: Raksha Bravery Award – Paramvir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra and Vir Chakra were instituted.
  • India gained independence from the British Government in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi was the biggest contributor to this.
  • 1947: India attains independence from Great Britain after a regime lasting more than 200 years.
  • 1950: An earthquake of 8.6 in India killed 20 to 30 thousand people.
  • 1962: East German workers begin construction of the Berlin Wall.
  • 1963: President Fulbert Youlou was overthrown in the Republic of Congo, following a three-day uprising in the capital.
  • 1972: Postal Index Number ie PIN Code is implemented.
  • 1983: Hurricane Alicia occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, and three days later the Texas Gulf Coast causes 21 deaths, thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in damage.
  • 1990: The ground-to-air missile Akash was successfully launched.
  • 2007: Australia’s Foreign Minister Alexander Downer reaffirmed agreement with Australia to sell uranium and nuclear technology to India.
  • 2008: Prachanda, a former Maoist rebel, has been elected as the first Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • 2009: The 12th World Championship of Athletics Open was started in Berlin, Germany.
  • 2010: Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh hosts a ministerial committee as he intervenes to save the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi.
  • 2012: Two Japanese cabinet ministers, Jin Matsubara and Yuichiro Hata, visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine. The visit comes amid a territorial dispute between the People’s Republic of China and South Korea.
  • 2013: Gaza Strip crossing Egypt’s ‘indefinite’ Raza border has lost hundreds of Palestinians.
  • 718: Umayyad Caliph generals

The Most Important Historical events of August Month

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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